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Visit from Presiding Bishop Eaton

Visit from Presiding Bishop Eaton

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Location: Emmanuel Lutheran Church - Mooring Line Campus, 777 Mooring Line Dr., Naples, FL US 34102

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Emmanuel will be welcoming the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bishop Eaton will be worshipping with us and learning about the landscape of our ministries here at Emmanuel.

  • All members of Emmanuel and their guests are cordially invited to attend

  • We will be having two worship services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

  • Bishop Eaton will be preaching at both services

  • The 9:00 a.m. service with feature traditional liturgy and music

  • The 11:00 a.m. service will be a combined worship with our sisters and brothers from the ALIVE service and the Pebblebrooke Campus

  • We will have a hospitality hour between services (10:00-11:00 a.m.) in the courtyard

Elected as the ELCA’s fourth presiding bishop at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Music Education from the College of Wooster.

Ordained in 1981, Eaton served three congregations in Ohio before being elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod in 2006 and re-elected in May 2013.

Eaton’s four emphases for the ELCA are: We are church. We are Lutheran. We are church together. We are church for the sake of the world. These four emphases are fundamental to identifying who the ELCA is.